Why You Shouldn’t Give Up

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Enjoyment

Are you finding enjoyment in your journey? Are you happy about the time you’ve put in and what you are getting out of it? If you aren’t happy, there’s no point in proceeding to the destination. Commitment to learn your art or activity must bring you enjoyment. If it doesn’t, it is not the right journey for you.

Time Spent

If you convince yourself you’re horrible at something, you’ll want to quit. By switching your mindset to focus on how good you are compared to the time you’ve spent, you’re attributing success to time. This change of thinking has done wonders for me. When I think of how horrible I did during Jiu Jitsu class, I tell myself that I have been in the martial art for 2 years, compared to my partners that have been there for 5. It makes a difference. You can’t expect to be good at something you just started.

Relationships

Has the hobby you’ve chosen helped you develop any relationships? Have you met new people as a result of what you’re learning? Have you felt similar to them because of your mutual focus on learning? These kinds of relationships help push us along in our journey. When you are surrounded by people who are focused on learning the same thing as you, you are building a community. The community will help you feel safe and secure as you reach your goal.

Self-Awareness

Have you learned more about yourself during your journey? Maybe you’ve learned that you are stronger than you thought. Maybe you’ve learned that you prefer something over the other. While learning, we often become aware of certain traits. I learned how compassionate I am while taking a training in leadership recently. While I’ve always known I feel empathy, I didn’t quite know how much of it is evident at work. I only discovered this through learning.

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Indian American. Mama. Wife. VP of Product. I write about personal growth, life lessons, parenting and love.

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